Former Ghana FA chief Nyantakyi cops additional 45-day Fifa ban after corruption scandal

The renowned administrator's time away from the game has been renewed on Wednesday as Fifa continues corruption investigations

World football's governing body Fifa has extended the suspension of former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi by 45 days. 

The development comes on the former GFA boss' final day of serving a provisional 90-day ban copped in June on allegations of corruption, having been shown in an investigative documentary engaging in underhand deals. 

His initial ban saw him lose his place on the prestigious Fifa Council, his positions as first vice-president of Caf, president of Wafu and leader of the Ghana FA.

"On 8 June 2018, the chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days," Fifa have announced. 

"Today, the chairperson has decided to extend this provisional suspension for an additional period of 45 days. 

"During this time, Mr Nyantakyi will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level. 

"The extension of the ban will commence on 6 September 2018.

"This decision was taken at the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 85 par. 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics."

All local competitive football matches and competitions have been put on hold since the scandal, while the FA's headquarters has been declared a crime scene by local police.

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An interim Liaison Team is currently leading football affairs in the country, with a Normalisation Committee expected to take over in the coming days. 

First screened on June 6, the investigative documentary was produced by renowned undercover Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye Private Investigations Team.